Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Grayson's Blessing Day

It was such a special day for Grayson! Zack gave a beautiful blessing to Grayson, and blessed him with a positive and happy attitude in life. A temple marriage, and a thirst for knowledge of the gospel, and in school. And to know that our Heavenly Father loves him. Also, to have the temple be a constant in his life, to seek it out, and to have it surrounding him. It was quite amazing. 

We were worried he was going to be crying the whole time. None of our other kids cried at all during their blessings, they fell asleep. But Grayson was so fussy right before it. Zack took him up, laid him down, all the men in our family surrounded him and Grayson just started beaming! It was like he knew exactly what was going on and it was a much anticipated thing for him. He's quite the special little boy. Zack said he opened his eyes to look at Grayson and he was just beaming the biggest smile he had ever seen.

Monday, August 6, 2018

July Wrap Up

July was crazy. It went by so fast I can't even believe it!

We bought a new car! (this is the kids eating snow cones while we waited) 

So many 4th of July parties, we went to a block party, had a huge firework show! Cascade springs, bbq with homemade ice cream.

Swimming at T's new apartment

Played at Grandma and Grandpa Frandsen's

Went and walked around the Payson temple

Splash Pad

Deer Creek

Grayson discovered his toes

Cabin trip with my family

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Our Story: The day we met

I can remember this day like it's yesterday....

Zack and I met our junior year of high school. We were both 16, and it was September of 2009. we looked like this:

The day for me stands out more to me than it does to Zack, Zack remembers little bits here and there, but I'm the one who remember that day.

I was growing apart from my friends all summer. I spent most of the summer reading because it was difficult to get along with them. When school started I was dating another boy. BUT, circumstances led to us breaking up the day after homecoming. Which led to my friends taking sides, and guess who side they didn't take? Yup, mine.

For 3 days I went down to our usual lunch spot. They were no where to be found. I texted them, called them they didn't answer. On that third day I came to the horrifying conclusion that I had no friends. Quite the blow to a 16 year old in high school. What was I going to do? Where was I going to go?

I stood in the music wing hall (where we ate lunch) and looked around at the emptiness... My chest started to hurt and my fingers started to go numb.

I heard movement behind me and I could feel the hope rising in my chest when I turned around to see one of my choir friends Spencer Thomas who came down every so often to hang out with us. He took one look around and asked "Hey, where is everyone?" It was an innocent question, and he definitely wasn't prepared for what happened next...

I bursted out into tears. 

Yeah. Smooth. Poor Spencer wasn't expecting that response. He asked me what was wrong, and I choked out "they're gone, I have no friends." he put his arm around me and said "sure you do! You can be friends with my friends!" and started to lead me down to where he usually hung out for lunch at the commons area. 

He introduced me to his friends, most of who I already knew because I knew them since Elementary school and we all had the same 2nd grade teacher. But we weren't ever really friends but he introduced me to everyone, but Zack was last. 

"Stay away from Bleyle (bly-lee) here, he's a creeper." Spencer said as pointed to Zack. 
Stay away from him got it. I said in my mind. "what was your name?" he asked me. 
"Courtney, what's yours?" 
"Zack, nice to meet you." 
I spent the rest of the lunch hour talking to everyone and getting to know them. 
"You'll be here tomorrow right?" I asked Spencer.
"we're here everyday." 
"Okay! Well I'll be here then!" 

And that was how we met.  

Monday, July 30, 2018

Deer Creek 2018

We went to deer creek for a Frandsen family reunion. It was so much fun! We woke up at 5:40 in the morning, and got to the lake around 7ish. It was fun to have a little piece of Lake Powell with us, even though we haven't gone in 7 years, it was like showing our kids a piece of Zack's childhood. We loved it! Besides the huge thunderstorm that happened! That was freaking crazy!

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